BEIJING, July 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:VNET) ("21Vianet" or the "Company"), the largest carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Mr. Frank Meng, a telecommunications and IT veteran with almost 30 years of experience, as President of the Company effective July 8, 2013. Mr. Meng succeeds Mr. Shang Hsiao, who has been served as both the President and Chief Financial Officer since 2010. Mr. Shang Hsiao will remain in the role of Chief Financial Officer to continue to oversee the Company's finance, legal, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, internal control activities as well as the Company's strategic partnership with Microsoft for the premier commercial cloud services.
Mr. Meng will be responsible for the Company's strategic planning, branding and marketing, government affairs and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining 21Vianet, Mr. Meng served as Senior Vice President and President of Greater China for Motorola Mobility, LLC ("Motorola"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc., where he managed all the aspects of Motorola's business and sales operations in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Meng served as Senior Vice President and President of Qualcomm, Inc ("Qualcomm") in the greater China region and served on the board of directors for Unicom-BREW Telecommunication Technologies, the joint venture between China Unicom and Qualcomm. Earlier in his career, he had held executive positions in other leading technology firms in Asia and the U.S. including Tecom Asia Group, Asia.com Inc., Leyou.com Inc., Infocomm International Corp., and Allen Telecom Inc. Mr. Meng is a member of the Expert Committee for Telecommunication Economy (ECTE) of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Mr. Feng received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the Polytechnic University of New York and a bachelor's degree in microwave and fiber optics from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.